ePSXe Compatibility List
Taken form ePSXe Forums
Original Tutorial and Compatibility list by Eileen (en Espa˝ol)
Translation by Google
Editing and additional layout by OddbOd
You can get all the Pete Bernet's plugins here:Epsxe site:Code:http://www.pbernert.com/
Eternal Spu v141:Code:www.epsxe.com
Hopefully to be re-edited by Cleidophoros and fellow members of SnesOrama Forums
More will come later and the post will be edited to have proper codes and stuff...
Here are some General Plugin Settings used with ePSXe 1.6.0
**Games with this ** and a link are tested/verified by fellow members of SnesOrama Forums..
This list includes recommendations so that the games work as well as possible, some entries have specific instructions to get certain difficult to emulate games to work. Also I have stated if the games support vibration or not, although for this to work you must have a controller with force feedback [I use a Dual Shock 2 controller with a Tigergame Super Joy Box USB adapter].
* Pentium 900 Mhz
* 256MBs of RAM
* Integrated AC97 based soundcard
* GeForce2MX based graphics card
* Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Power 3 [a good choice as it supports force feedback and has buttons on the analog sticks, the only things missing are the Start and Select buttons]
The base configuration of the emulator is:
Graphics: Pete┤s D3D driver 1.74
- 1024x768 Fullscreen - [16 Bit]
- Filtering: 2
- Hi-Res textures: 0
- VRam size: 32 MBytes
- FPS limit: on
- Frame skipping: off
- FPS limit: Auto
- Offscreen drawing: 4
- Framebuffer texture: 1
- Framebuffer access: 1
- Alpha multipass: on
- Mask bit: off
- Advanced blending: hardware
- Scanlines: off 
- Unfiltered FB: off
- Dithering: on
- Screen smoothing: off
- Full vram: off
- Game fixes: off 
Sound: ePSXe SPU core 1.5.2
Enable Sound: ON
Enable CDDA: ON
Enable XA Sound: ON
Enable SPU IRQ hack: OFF
CDROM: ePSXe CDR ASPI core 1.5.2
Enable subchannel read from cdrom: OFF
Enable subchannel caching to disk: OFF
Enable subchannel caching for LG8520/21/22b: OFF
Take into account that depending on your equipment or the configuration that you use, results may vary slightly. If you have a powerful computer you can try 32bit colour, higher resolution, use 2xsai filter, etc. If you have a less powerful computer then lower the resolution or use a SoftGPU plugin. ePSXe does not require too much computing power and most games are playable on a decent PII (>333mhz) though a few will require at least a 500Mhz CPU.
Obviously I have not exhaustively tested all games right to the end, "100% Perfect" means they start and play normally, most of the time there will be no problems. Games marked as "Perfect" or "Almost Perfect" work perfectly or with minor flaws that do not affect the gameplay [titles are in Green]. "Good" means that it works but has some problems of greater consequence (i.e. the gameplay is slower than normal, although it continues to be enjoyable). "OK" indicates a more serious problem (i.e. a game with unsynchronized sound or other problem that causes the game experience to suffer) [titles are in Blue]. "Non Functional" or "Unplayable" means that the game is not emulated at all or works so badly that it cannot be played [titles are in Red]. To give you an idea of how good an emulator ePSXe is, have a look at these statistics. From a total of 371 tested games, 341 games are "100% Perfect", in "Almost Perfect" there are 17 games. That means that 96.5% of ALL the games that I have tested work perfectly. There are 3 titles within the category "Good" (noticeable problems but still playable), 2 in the category of "OK" (acceptable but with more serious problems) and 8 in the categories "Unplayable" or "Non Functional".
In addition, one of these games works well with the PCSX emulator (Shadow Madness). A few games work better in previous versions of ePSXe, with older plugins or in another emulator. My advice is to download ePSXe 1.5.2, PCSX and some older versions fo Pete's video plugins. Generally though you are not going to need anything else, and in any case this is all indicated in the compatibility list.
**102 Dalmatians Puppies to the Rescue (Disney) 100% Perfect
40 Winks 100% Perfect
**A IV Evolution Global (PAL) 100% perfect using Peops Soft Driver.
Abe┤s Exoddus 100% Perfect P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU recommended
Abe┤s Oddyssey 100% Perfect P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU recommended
Action Man: Mission Xtreme 100% Perfect
**Actua Golf 3 (PAL) Only works in psxeven v109.
Agent Armstrong 100% Perfect
**Agile Warrior (NTSC-U) Use PCSXv15
Akuji the Heartless 100% Perfect
Aladdin: Nasira┤s Revenge (Disney) Good / 100% Perfect Pete's OpenGL works perfectly & Eternal Spu v141.
**Alex Fergusons Player Manager 2001 (PAL) Epsxe v152 with Peops Soft Driver
Alien Resurrection 100% Perfect The only thing, that does not work is the option to play with mouse.
All Star Tennis 99 100% Perfect
Alundra 100% Perfect
Alundra 2 100% Perfect
**Animal Snap (PAL) Works in epsxe v152 but don't work in epsxe v160
Anna Kournikova┤s Smash Court Tennis 100% Perfect
Ape Escape 100% Perfect Dual Shock type controller is needed to be able to play. Quite horrible camera.
Apocalypse 100% Perfect With a Dual Shock controller, control Type 1 works best (shooting with the right analog stick instead of with the buttons)
Aqua GT 100% Perfect
Arc the Lad (NTSC) 100% Perfect As it's 2D, P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU recommended
Arc the Lad 2 (NTSC) 100% Perfect As it's 2D, P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU recommended
Arc the Lad 3 (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Arc the Lad 3 Arena (NTSC) 100% Perfect
**Area 51 (NTSC-U) Don't work in epsxe properly (you have to use Emurayden or VGS)
Ark of Time 100% Perfect You can use the mouse with the digital/mouse option. P.E.Op.S. plugin is optional. Eternal SPU plugin recommended.
Armored Core: Master of Arena (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Armored Core: Project Phantasma (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Army Men (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Army Men Air Attack 2 100% Perfect
Army Men: Sarge┤s Heroes 100% Perfect
Asterix 100% Perfect
**Asterix Mega Madness 100% perfect in Epsxe v160 but needs the Pete's CDR ASPI/IOCTL Driver 1.10 (enabled the option try to limit speed to 2x) if you don't want to have a unhadled op code unkown & exists the emulator.
Atlantis (Disney) 100% Perfect
**Atlantis The Lost Tales (PAL)
Azure Dreams 100% Perfect
**Batman Beyond Return of the Joker (NTSC-U)
Battle Arena Toshinden 100% Perfect
**Black Dawn (NTSC-U). Only works fine in PCSX v1.5.
Blade 100% Perfect
Blaze and Blade: Eternal Quest 100% Perfect
Bloody Roar 100% Perfect
Bloody Roar 2 100% Perfect Use Pete's OpenGL plugin for perfect speed. It seems to me that it is spoiled.
Bomberman Fantasy Race 100% Perfect
Bomberman World 100% Perfect
Brave Fencer Mushashiden (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Break Out 100% Perfect
Breath of Fire 3 100% Perfect
Breath of Fire 4 100% Perfect
Brigandine (NTSC) 100% Perfect Push F5 to put the controller into digital mode. If it doesn't work for you use PSXeven 0.18 instead.
Bubble Bobble + Rainbow Island 100% Perfect P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU + 2xSAI filtering recommended.
Bugs Bunny in Lost in Time 100% Perfect
Bug┤s Life 100% Perfect
Bushido┤s Blade 100% Perfect
Bust A Groove (NTSC) Has some issues with sound, timing goes off making it difficult to play.
Buzz Lightyear: Space Guardians (Disney) 100% Perfect
C-12: Final Resistance 100% Perfect Use Pete's OpenGL plugin
**C3 Racing Car Constructors Championship (PAL) Almost Perfect / 100% Perfect Problem with music (it changes the order of the music tracks). You can turn CDDA off or play with PCSX v15 (100% perfect) or Epsxe 1.5.2 (perfect music).
Capcom vs SNK Pro (NTSC) 100% Perfect Use P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU. Activate the "Expand screen width" fix in the plugin options.
Carmageddon 100% Perfect
Castlevania Chronicles 100% Perfect You can use P.E.Op.S. SofGPU if you want.
Castlevania Symphony of the Night 100% Perfect Use P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU plugin or use Pete's D3D but use 800X600 resolution to get correct speed.
Championship Motocross featuring Ricky Carmichael 100% Perfect
Chaos Break 100% Perfect
**Charamela (NTSC-J) Don't work in any emulator (black screen).
Chase Express 100% Perfect
Chicken Run 100% Perfect
Chocobo Racing 100% Perfect
Chris Kamara Street Soccer 100% Perfect
**Chrono Cross 100% Perfect With ePSXe 1.60 you must use the -noauto commandline parameter (Also use framebuffer textures =3 or you will miss some graphics in game)
Chrono Trigger (NTSC) 100% Perfect Looks better with P.e.Op.S. SoftGPU + 2xSAI filtering.
Clock Tower 100% Perfect Plays better with Pete's OpenGL.
Colin McRae Rally 100% Perfect
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 100% Perfect
Colony Wars 2 Vengeance 100% Perfect
****Colony Wars 3 Red Sun At least in the first mission you must use Peops Soft Driver (in opengl & directx there are big frames slowdowns
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Retaliation (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Cool Boarders 3 100% Perfect
Cool Boarders 4 100% Perfect
Cotton 100% (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Castlevania Symphony of the Night 100% Perfect Use P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU plugin.
Crash Bandicoot 100% Perfect Use Eternal SPU sound plugin.
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 100% Perfect Use the Eternal SPU plugin to hear all the sounds, do not use automatic frameskip.
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped 100% Perfect Do not use automatic frameskip.
Crash Bash 100% Perfect Use "Enable Subchannel Read from Cdrom" option so that all the tests work.
Crash Team Racing 100% Perfect ("enable spu irq hack" in sound option or the menu wont show.. using with this configs and PSC specs submitted by gladiator
Crazy Climber 2000 (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Crisis Beat PAL 100% Perfect
Croc: Legend of the Gobbos 100% Perfect
Croc 2 100% Perfect
Crusaders of Might and Magic Almost Perfect / 100% Perfect Use analog control only with ePSXe 1.5.2 otherwise you will get ingame slowdown.
Darkstalkers 3 (NTSC) 100% perfect, some slight garbage but nothing terrible
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 100% Perfect
Dead Ball Zone 100% Perfect
Dead or Alive (NTSC) 100% Perfect Use Pete's OpenGL plugin for correct speed.
****Deathtrap Dungeon (NTSC-U) Peops SoftDriver v117 needed to play the game fully 'cause opengl doesn't show menus & intermission screens
Deception III: Dark Delusion (NTSC-U) 100% Perfect in epsxe v160
Destrega 100% Perfect
Destruction Derby (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Destruction Derby Raw Almost Perfect Activate "Alpha Multipass" in the graphics plugin options, may require manual frame limiting/skipping in menus.
Devil Dice 100% Perfect
Diablo (System Unknown) 100% Perfect
Die Hard Trilogy 100% Perfect Use Eternal SPU plugin. Intro and outro may not be displayed.
Die Hard Trilogy 2 100% Perfect
Digimon World 100% Perfect
Dino Crisis 100% Perfect
Dino Crisis 2 100% Perfect
Dinosaur (Disney) 100% Perfect
**Disney - Monsters Inc. - (PAL)[E] Only works in emurayden & Bleem.
**Disney's Pooh's Party Game - In Search Of The Treasure - (NTSC-U) Don't work in any emulator
Discworld 3 Noir 100% Perfect Use Null SPU plugin if you want to see the introduction. You can use digital/mouse control.
Discworld 2 100% Perfect P.E.Op.S. strongly recommended
**Diver┤s Dream PAL
Donald Duck Goin┤ Quackers (Disney) 100% Perfect
Doom (NTSC) 100% Perfect
**Double Eagle / Nippon Golf Kyoukai Kanshuu Double Eagle (NTSC-J) Works in epsxe v152 but don't work in epsxe v160
Dragon Quest 7 (NTSC) 100% Perfect Problems when beginning. In order to resolve it, use P.e.Op.S. SoftGPU plugin or Pete┤s OpenGL.
**Dragonheart: Fire & Steel (NTSC-U) Use epsxe v152 to listen to the audio tracks.
Dragon World 100% Perfect
Driver 100% Perfect
**Driver 2 (NTSC-U) Eternal SPU plugin + Pete's OpenGL plugin (OpenGL2 if your card supports it) recommended. The game have problems with the menus (use the Peops soft driver to see them)
Duke Nukem Time to Kill 100% Perfect
Elemental Gearbolt (NTSC-U) Epsxe v160 100% perfect but you have to put -noauto as command line.
**Eggs of Steel (NTSC-U) Only works in emurayden
Einhander 100% Perfect
Emperor┤s New Groove (Disney) Almost Perfect It has very slight framerate errors, I advise the use of the Eternal SPU sound plugin.
**Equestriad 2001 (PAL)Graphics glitches in all the emulators (seems a little better in psxeven v018). Works good in PSX v109
**Equestrian Showcase (NTSC-U)
Graphics glitches in all the emulators (seems a little better in psxeven v018). Works good in PSX v109
Eternal Eyes 100% Perfect
Everybody┤s Golf 100% Perfect
Everybody┤s Golf 2 100% Perfect
Evil Dead 100% Perfect With Pete's OpenGL plugin it runs at perfect speed (peculiarly with D3D plugin it only runs at 40FPS)
Evil Zone 100% Perfect
Expendable Millenium Soldier 100% Perfect
**Extreme Pinball (NTSC-U)
Fear Effect 100% Perfect
Fear Effect 2 100% Perfect
**Felony 11-79 - NTSC - U
Fifa 2001 100% Perfect
Fifa 99 Almost Perfect Slight graphical failure (white line on the field once in a while). Eternal SPU plugin recommended.
Fighting Force (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Fighting Force 2 100% Perfect
Final Fantasy 5 (NTSC) 100% Perfect Framerate does not appear to be correct, but it does not matter. It looks better with P.e.Op.S. SoftGPU plugin using filtering.
Final Fantasy 6 (NTSC) 100% Perfect Framerate does not appear to be correct, but it does not matter. It looks better with P.e.Op.S. SoftGPU plugin using filtering.
Final Fantasy 7 100% Perfect Use Pete's OpenGL plugin with the fix turned on.
Final Fantasy 8 100% Perfect
Final Fantasy 9 100% Perfect
**Final Fantasy Tactics (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Formula 1 ┤97 100% Perfect F5 to play in digital mode (even when using analog controllers)
Formula 1 '99 Non functional Loads up to the EA logo then does not continue.
**Formula 1 Arcade - PAL Non functional, hangs up on Loading Screen
Formula 1 Championship Season 2000 Non functional Loads up to the EA logo then does not continue.
**Fox Hunt (NTSC-U)
Front Mission 3 100% Perfect
Future Cop OK It does not seem to work with Epsxe 1.6.0 nevertheless it goes with Epsxe 1.5.2 only without sound or music. (works perfect in ssspsx v0025)
Galerians 100% Perfect
Gauntlet Legends OK With ePSXe it goes slow, between 28 and 35 frames and takes some time loading. I recommend you play it with Connectix VGS, this gives better speed.
G-Darius 100% Perfect Perfect With Pete's OpenGL plugin it runs at perfect speed (with D3D plugin it only runs at 40FPS)
**Gamera 2000 NTSC-J Use SSSpsx v0029 (in epsxe the voices mixed a lot)
**Gegege no Kitarou: Gyakushuu! Youkai Daichisen NTSC-J
Freezes in epsxe so use PCSX v15
Gekido: Urban Fighters 100% Perfect Use digital control (F5) if you want your character to move properly
Gex 2: Enter the Gecko 100% Perfect Use the Eternal SPU plugin and ensure subchannel reading/caching is enabled. When choosing a "mission" you cannot see the arrow (it still works though).
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko 100% Perfect Use the Eternal SPU plugin.
Ghoul Panic 100% Perfect You can use the mouse by setting the controller to digital/mouse. You can also use Gun/Mouse.
Ghost In The Shell 100% Perfect Use P.E.O.p.S SoftGPU 1.16 for correct speed.
**Gold & Glory The Road to Eldorado (NTSC-U) Almost Perfect Slight graphical errors. In the game, movement is relative to the player.
Gran Turismo 100% Perfect
Gran Turismo 2 100% Perfect In the menus the game is slightly slow, during a race the speed is fine.
Grandia 100% Perfect
Granstream Saga 100% Perfect
Grinch 100% Perfect
Guardian┤s Crusade 100% Perfect Enable the "Swap front/back detection" fix in the video plugin options to correctly see the game videos.
**Gundam Battle Assault 2 (NTSC-U)
**Hamster No Odaken (NTSC-J) Don't work in any emulator, since there is a emulator that supports pocketstation.
**Hard Blow (NTSC-J) (NTSC-J) Don't work in any emulator.
**Harukanaru Toki No Naka De - Banue Yuugi [Premium Box] (NTSC-J) Don't work in any emulator, freezes when you choose a character.
Hard Edge 100% Perfect
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Unplayable Sound loops badly in the intro and game. Although it is possible to begin to play it remains in a loop and no longer and won't continue. Works in SSSPSX v0029
**Heart of Darkness Almost Perfect Use the Eternal SPU plugin. Menus do not work properly.
Hogs of War 100% Perfect Works best using Pete's OpenGL plugin for video and Eternal SPU for sound.
Hoockey (NTSC) 100% Perfect P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU recommended.
Horned Owl (NTSC) 100% Perfect You can use your mouse with controller options set to digital/mouse.
Hoshigami Ruining Blue Earth (NTSC) 100% Perfect
In Cold Blood Almost Perfect Use P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU with this game if you want to see the graphics correctly.
**Hot Wheels Turbo Racing (NTSC-U) Don't work in any emulator
Incredible Crisis 100% Perfect
**International Karate + (PAL) 100% Perfect in Epsxe v152.
**International Track and Field 100% Perfect
**International Track and Field 2 100% Perfect Only works using Eternal SPU plugin.
ISS Pro 98 100% Perfect
ISS Pro Evolution 2 100% Perfect
ISS Pro Evolution Soccer 100% Perfect
Jackie Chan Stuntmaster 100% Perfect
Jade Cocoon: Story of Tamamayu 100% Perfect
James Bond: The World is Never Enough 100% Perfect Activate manual frameskip to listen to the voices during the preliminary explanations of each level.
James Bond: Tomorrow Never Dies Almost Perfect There are dropped frames when turning and changing views.
Jinx 100% Perfect
**Johnny Bazookatone (NTSC-U)
Jo Jo┤s Bizarre Adventure 100% Perfect
**Jounetsu Nekketsu - Athletes - (NTSC-J)Don't work properly in any emulator (a lot of graphics glitches) Seems to work in Xebra
**Judge Dredd (NTSC-U)
Jumping Flash (NTSC) 100% Perfect Use Petes' OpenGL, Petes' OpenGL2 or P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU for correct speed.
Jumping Flash 2 100% Perfect Use Petes' OpenGL, Petes' OpenGL2 or P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU for correct speed.
**Jumping Flash 3: Robbit Mon Dieu (NTSC-J) Only works fine in SSSpsx v0029.
Jurassic Park: The Lost World 100% Perfect
Kagero┤s Deception 2 100% Perfect
Kagero┤s Deception: Invitation to Darkness 100% Perfect
Kensei (NTSC) 100% Perfect Use Pete's OpenGL plugin for correct speed.
**Kick Off World (PAL) Peops Soft Driver v117 needed to see the menus but not the full height of the screen.
**Kidou Keisatu Patlabor - Game Edition (Mobile Police) - (NTSC-J) Perfect in Pcsx v15
**Killer Loop (NTSC-U) Need to use special game fix "swap front/back detection": needed by Speed Freaks & Killer Loop
Kingsley┤s Adventure 100% Perfect
**Konami Open Golf 100% Perfect in epsxe v160 with the configuration posted in the reply.
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile 100% Perfect Set the 3 compatibility options within the plugin settings to 0.
Knockout Kings 2000 100% Perfect
**Koudelka Needs 2 emulators to play the game: PSXeven v018 to see the movies & epsxe v160 to play the game (see this thread to see the specific audio settings for the eternal spu plugin)
**Krazy Ivan (NTSC-U) Don't work as iso: Mount it or burn it to a cd.
Kula World 100% Perfect
Last Point 100% Perfect
Legend (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Legend of Kartia 100% Perfect
Legend of Legaia (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Legend of Mana (NTSC) 100% Perfect P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU + 2xSAI filtering recommended.
Legend of the Dragoon 100% Perfect Active the "Remove Blue Glitches" fix in special options of the video plugin. Once in a while you might see some black lines at the bottom of the screen.
Lego Racers 100% Perfect
Libero Grande 100% Perfect
LMA Manager 100% Perfect
Loaded 100% Perfect
Looney Tunes Racing 100% Perfect but in opengl don't show the fmv
Looney Tunes: Sheep, Dog, 'n Wolf 100% Perfect
Lucky Luke 100% Perfect Use digital control (F5)
Lunar 2 Eternal Blue (NTSC) 100% Perfect Your choice: P.e.Op.S. + 2xSAI filtering looks better but speed is reduced. Using Pete's OpenGL plugin gives corret speed but poorer graphics.
**Macross Plus (NTSC-J)
Martian Gothic Almost Perfect P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU displays all graphics. Pete's OpenGL plugin looks nicer but some graphics are missing.
Marvel vs Capcom Ex Edition (NTSC) 100% Perfect Use P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU. Activate the "Expand screen width" fix in the plugin options.
Marvel vs Street Fighter (NTSC) 100% Perfect Use P.E.Op.S. SoftGPU. Activate the "Expand screen width" fix in the plugin options.
Matt Hoffman┤s Pro Bmx 100% Perfect
MDK (NTSC) 100% Perfect
Medal of Honor 100% Perfect
Medal of Honor 2: Underground 100% Perfect
Medievil 100% Perfect
Medievil 2 100% Perfect
Megaman Legends 100% Perfect
Megaman Legends 2 100% Perfect
Megaman X5 (NTSC) 100% perfect
Megaman X6 (NTSC) 100% perfect
**Metal Gear Solid 100% Perfect
**Metal Gear Solid VR Missions (Data Disk) 100% Perfect. The NTSC-U version only works in Pcsx v15
Michelin Rally Masters Almost Perfect Enable Subchannel Read from cd-rom. There are small graphical glitches during the game.
Micromachines V3 100% Perfect
Micromaniacs 100% Perfect
Mighty Hits 100% Perfect Pete's OpenGL plugin recommended. Choose "digital/mouse" from the controller options to play using mouse.
Misadventures Of Tron Bonne (System Unknown) Almost Perfect Minor sound glitches or some cutscenes may hang depending on plugins used.
Miss Pacman Maze Madness 100% Perfect
**Mobil 1 Rally Championship (NTSC-U) Only works fine in SSSpsx v0029.
Moho 100% Perfect
Monster Racer 100% Perfect
Monster Rancher (NTSC) 100% Perfect P.e.Op.S. SPU plugin recommended for proper synchronisation. Press F5 to get controls working.
Mortal Kombat Trilogy Almost Perfect Some minor sound glitches.
Moto Racer World Tour 100% Perfect
Motor Mash 100% Perfect
Motortoon 2 100% Perfect F5 to play in digital mode (even when using analog controls)
Mr. Domino 100% Perfect Press F5 to get controls working.
Mr. Driller 100% Perfect
MTV Snowboarding 100% Perfect
**Muppet Monster Adventure 100% Perfect
Muppet Racemania 100% Perfect